Newberry Geothermal Project Featured on OPB’s “Oregon Field Guide”
The Newberry EGS Demonstration was recently featured on Oregon Field Guide, a program on Oregon Public Broadcasting. The show has been airing since 1988 and provides information about outdoor recreation, ecological issues, natural resources and travel destinations.
The 9-minute segment uses interviews and live footage of the project site to explain:
- the history and geology of the Newberry Volcano, which last erupted about 1,200 years ago
- the millimeter-wide fractures beneath the earth’s surface, made permeable by hydroshear stimulation, which creates an Engineered Geothermal System (EGS) reservoir that acts as a heat exchanger to generate renewable energy
- the USGS program to better monitor any magma movement deep beneath the surface of the volcano
- the reasons EGS is so exciting, and how its development came about
- the development of the Newberry EGS Demonstration in particular
And several other interest aspects of this project. Watch it: we think you’ll like it! Then let us know what you think here or on Facebook.